Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Chelsea Art Museum Anniversary...

A friend and I met up at the Chelsea Art Museum to celebrate their 5th year Anniversary. It was an interesting evening filled with lots of conversation. We met a wonderful multi-disciplinary conceptual artist named Barbara Rosenthal, who makes very provocative work involving the examination of self and life. It's funny how small the world is. She happens to also be the mother of an old friend, named Sena Clara Creston. Sena is an amazing photographer who participated in the first Art Monster show.

Above Left: Barge Peniche (1975), an oil on canvas piece by Joan Mitchell from the permanent collection of the museum.

We were also surprised to run into our new friend Mickey Western, (from Thomas Beale's studio/gallery) who was performing for the museum. We were fortunate enough to catch another set of highly guttural and melodic folksy ballads before he heads out West.

After looking around the current exhibition, The Incomplete, we headed over to my friend Tommy's apartment for a bottle of rosé and more good conversation. Tommy is also a very talented photographer who focuses primarily on still-life. We were privileged with taking advanced sneak peeks of his new Williamsburg and East Village series of photographs. Good stuff.

I was starving by the time we left. So, we dropped in The Alligator Lounge for a quick Blue Moon and free pizza before bed.

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